The event provides a vital platform for those looking to do business in the important Asian region and will be essential for all those looking to learn more about recent market developments. The Exhibition will present the latest innovations from leading duty free and travel retail brands in Asia and beyond. Among the brands featured will be Kering Italia showcasing fashion accessories, jewellery and watches, in addition to Kering Eyewear, which exhibited at last year’s event. Also in attendance will be Havaianas and Silhouette International from fashion and accessories, Lamy from gifts and toys, Ya-Man from electronics, Georg Jensen from jewellery and watches, Eu Yan Sang from confectionery and fine food, Pierre Fabre and Foreo from fragrances and cosmetics, and Rémy Cointreau from wine and spirits.
The Conference will give delegates the opportunity to hear from and network with key figures and experts from within the industry and beyond. Among the themes to be explored during the day-long plenary conference will be travel retail’s omnichannel future, the role technology can play in helping improve conversion rates, sustainability in travel retail, and the future for brands in a hyper-regulated world.
“Asia remains the largest duty free and travel retail region and is continuing to expand at a rapid pace,” said TFWA President Alain Maingreaud. “The latest Generation Research figures show preliminary duty free and travel retail sales in Asia Pacific standing at US $8.9bn for Q1 2018, up 11.5% year-on-year.
“Buyers from around the world come to TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference to do business, and many leading duty free and travel retail companies have expressed their interest in attending this year’s show – with a number of the industry’s most exciting brands already confirming their participation. I’m certain the new contacts made, as well as the strengthening of ongoing relationships during a busy week, will help to ensure further business success in Asia in 2019 and to the next decade.”
Attendees can also register for TFWA’s ONE2ONE personalised appointment service, through which they can apply for private meetings with other registered delegates. Full details of the ONE2ONE service are available on TFWA.com.
The TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference will be supported once again by the Singapore Tourism Board, and by Changi Airport Group as Diamond Sponsor of this year’s Conference. Other confirmed sponsors include Neuhaus as Lunch Sponsor, Leonidas as Coffee Break Sponsor, Incheon Airport as Afternoon Networking Session & Workbook Sponsor, Nestlé as Afternoon Networking Session Sponsor, Pourchet as Hostess Outfit Sponsor, and Skross as Conference Charging Station Sponsor.
Delegates will have the opportunity to relax and network at a number of social events taking place around the exhibition and conference. The golf tournament, sponsored by Interparfums, will be held at the Laguna National Golf and Country Club on Sunday 12th May, with the Welcome Cocktail at Fort Canning taking place on the same day. The Chill-Out Party, sponsored by Lacoste and Korea Ginseng Corporation, will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Tuesday 14th May, while the Singapore Swing Party will open at Ola Beach, Sentosa Island on Wednesday 15th May.
The TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference continues to go from strength-to-strength with another record-breaking performance last year. A total of 3,194 delegates from across the duty free and travel retail industry attended the event in 2018, up 3% from 3,087 in 2017
To book your place at this industry-leading event, visit www.tfwa.com.
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